The Greenhouse Fund names two as VC-in-residence

The Greenhouse Fund announces Black investors Tessa Flippin and Brian Laung Aoaeh were each named as VC-in-residence to expand the fund's diverse investment portfolio.

Chicago-based The Greenhouse Fund, a pre-seed venture fund operated by the Genius Guild to invest in high-growth companies led by Black founders that serve Black communities, has named two new hires each with the title of VC-in-residence: Tessa Flippin and Brian Laung Aoaeh.

Tessa Flippin is the founder and managing partner of Capitalize VC, a pre-seed and seed-stage VC fund purpose-built to reduce the racial wealth gap by investing in early-stage Black and Latinx founders. Brian Laung Aoaeh is the co-founder and general partner of REFASHIOND Ventures, an early-stage venture fund that invests in start-ups creating innovations that refashion the global supply chains.

Source: Medium blog post by general partner Kathryn Finney